Working together to keep the world healthy.
This project was initially funded by EXCITE- the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching & Engagement. The Extension Foundation, in cooperation with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy, through an interagency agreement with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are funding the Cooperative Extension System, including University of Illinois, to address health disparities among rural and other underserved communities.
Additional funding has been provided by the Illinois Public Health Association through an agreement with the Illinois Department of Public Health. An initial round of funding focused on COVID IVAX project that aims to increase acceptance of COVID-19 vaccination in communities in 10 regions across Illinois. A second round of funding was provided to increase awareness of adult and pediatric vaccines for the regions in southern Illinois.